hmm... seems most of the ones I listed are bluewater capable boats.. good point Eryka.
One other point—maintenance costs can run about 10-15% of the purchase price of the boat, and more so if the boat is an older one...
Although it says the length of the Chesapeake in the post, I wouldn't assume that he will be on the Chesapeake until stated otherwise. Many people are familiar with the Chesapeake in terms of size, scope, and may use it as an example, especially if they live or grew up there. However, that may not be indicative of where her son lives/sails.
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